- Porgy and Bess (Armstrong & Fitzgerald album)
Infobox Album | Name = Porgy and Bess
Released = 1957
Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong
August 18,19 October 14 1957
Length = 66:20
Label = Verve
AllmusicRating|4.5|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:yyamqjmyojda link]
Last album = "
Ella and Louis Again"
This album = " Porgy & Bess "
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"Porgy & Bess" is a
1957album (see 1957 in music) by the Jazzvocalist and trumpeter Louis Armstrong, and the Jazz singer Ella Fitzgeraldcollaborating on this recording of selections from George and Ira Gershwin's " Porgy and Bess". It was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001, which is a special Grammy award established in 1973to honor recordings that are at least twenty-five years old, and that have "qualitative or historical significance." [ [http://www.grammy.com/Recording_Academy/Awards/Hall_Of_Fame/ Grammy Hall of Fame Database] ]
This album is considered the most musically successful of the jazz vocal versions of the opera, released to coincide with the
The arranger on this album, Russell Garcia had previously arranged the first jazz vocal recording of the album, 1956's, "
The Complete Porgy and Bess".
George Gershwin) – 10:52
#"Summertime" – 4:58
#"I Wants to Stay Here" – 4:38
#"My Man's Gone Now" – 4:02
#"I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'" – 3:52
#"Buzzard Song" – 2:58
#"Bess, You Is My Woman Now" – 5:28
It Ain't Necessarily So" ( George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) – 6:34
#"What You Want Wid Bess?" – 1:59
#"Woman Is a Sometime Thing" – 4:47
#"Oh, Doctor Jesus" – 2:00
#Medley: "Here Come de Honey Man"/"Crab Man"/"Oh, Dey's So Fresh and Fine" – 3:29
#"There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York" – 4:54
#"Oh Bess, Oh Where's My Bess?" – 2:36
#"Oh, Lawd, I'm on My Way!" – 2:57
All songs written by George and
Ira Gershwinand Dubose Heyward, unless otherwise indicated.
* Originally released on the Verve label in 1957 (Verve MGV 4011-2, V/V6 4068, 537287-2).
PolyGramon Cd in 1990 (#27475).
Cast and orchestra
Louis Armstrong- Vocals, Trumpet
Ella Fitzgerald- Vocals
*Paul Smith -
Alvin Stoller- Drums
*Vincent DeRosa - French horn
*Frank Beach -
*Buddy Childers -
*Victor Arno -
*Myron Bacon -
*Justin Di Tullio -
*William Van Den Burg
Tony Rizzi- Guitar
Joe Mondragon- Double Bass
*Russell Garcia - Arranger, Conductor
*Notes on [http://www.satchography.com/sessions6/s570818.html August 18-19 1957 session] and [http://www.satchography.com/sessions6/s571014a.html October 14 1957 session] from Satchography.com
*Notes on [http://www.jazzdisco.org/verve/1957-dis/c/#570818 August 18-19 1957 session] and [http://www.jazzdisco.org/verve/1957-dis/c/#571014b October 14 1957 session] from the Jazz Discography Project
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